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Waiau Hut

Waiau hut

Waiau hut

Waiau hut. 6-February-2018   More ▶︎
Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

A challenging 4-5 day circuit in the St. James Conservation Area / Nelson Lakes National Park featuring two alpine pass ...   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass

Thompson Pass

Caroline Creek Hut, Upper Waiau Valley to East Matakitaki Hut via Thompson Pass & Unamed Pass   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass

Thompson Pass

Caroline Creek Hut, Upper Waiau Valley to East Matakitaki Hut via Thompson Pass & Unamed Pass   More ▶︎
Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy   More ▶︎
Caroline Creek Bivvy

Caroline Creek Bivvy

A nice little bivvy with 2 canvas bunks and an open fire   More ▶︎
Crossing Maling Pass

Crossing Maling Pass

The climb to the pass is easy, but it is deceptively high: 1308m. Over the pass is Mount Una (2300m) ...   More ▶︎

Maling Pass to Lake Guyon junction

Northernmost section of the St James Cycle Trail   More ▶︎
Maling Pass to Lake Guyon

Maling Pass to Lake Guyon

From Lake Tennyson, cross Maling Pass into the deep Waiau Valley, then turn off to Lake Guyon.   More ▶︎
Waiau Valley

Waiau Valley

The view up toward Waiau Pass from beneath Maling Pass. The Waiau Pass is up to the left.   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Hut - Bobs Hut

Blue Lake Hut - Bobs Hut

Blue Lake campsite to Bob’s Hut, via Lake Thompson and D’Urville Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the high route section ...   More ▶︎
Lake Tennyson

Lake Tennyson

Lake Tennyson from the North   More ▶︎
Waiau Pass

Waiau Pass

View south down to the Waiau River valley from Waiau Pass   More ▶︎
D'Urville Pass

D'Urville Pass

an easier route (red) to D'Urville Pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Thompson - D'Urville sidle

Thompson - D'Urville sidle

Cyan shows our actual route from Thompson Pass to D'Urville Pass. Red is Skiveoff's GPX route (downloadable from this website). In ...   More ▶︎
Waiau Pass towards Thompson Pass

Waiau Pass towards Thompson Pass

Looking nearly due south towards Lake Thompson (blue horizontal strip above my head), a very prominent fault to its right ...   More ▶︎
Upper D'Urville valley

Upper D'Urville valley

Upper D'Urville valley, descending from Thompson Pass towards D'Urville Hut. Nelson Lakes.   More ▶︎
Thompson Pass & Sth Island Alpine Fault line

Thompson Pass & Sth Island Alpine Fault line

A view from Waiau Pass which clearly shows the alpine fault line as it heads south through Thompson Pass.   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

A good summer camping spot at Lake Thompson in the Nelson Lakes. This lake is at 1700m, at the head ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

Lake Thompson, Nelson Lakes

A good summer camping spot at Lake Thompson in the Nelson Lakes. This lake is at 1700m, at the head ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson Panorama

Lake Thompson Panorama

Making dinner at Lake Thompson, alpine upper Waiau River. Just outside of Nelson Lakes National Park   More ▶︎
Descent from Lake Thompson

Descent from Lake Thompson

This is the route we took from our camp at the outlet of Lake Thompson down to the Waiau Valley ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson, just below the Thompson Pass in the Nelson Lakes   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

January 2008. A seven day epic up and over Lake Angelus from Speargrass Hut, then up the Sabine River, over Waiau ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Max Smart memorial plaque, Matakitaki valley

Max Smart memorial plaque, Matakitaki valley

Memorial plaque to Max Smart on the true left of the Matakitaki upriver of the East Matakitaki Hut. The quote ...   More ▶︎
Molesworth Recreation Reserve

Molesworth Recreation Reserve

An iconic high country station located behind the Kaikoura Ranges.   More ▶︎
Lake Tennyson Campsite

Lake Tennyson Campsite

Expansive campsite on the tussock shoreline of Lake Tennyson, on Molesworth Station. The campsite is close to the start of ...   More ▶︎
Wild toilet

Wild toilet

Lake Tennyson Campsite. The view behind is the Clarence Valley. This is a standard Department of Conservation "Norski" brand fibreglass ...   More ▶︎
Lake Tennyson

Lake Tennyson

The lake in a Norwester wind, from the campsite and shelter.   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle

East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle

East Matakitaki Valley from David Saddle, Nelson Lakes   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki from David Saddle

East Matakitaki from David Saddle

East Matakitaki valley from David Saddle   More ▶︎
Wairau-Paske saddle

Wairau-Paske saddle

The saddle at the head of the Wairau, crossing into the Paske. Tiring climbing on loose scree, but a non-technical ...   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut in the east branch of the Matakitaki Valley.   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut (6 bunk, matresses, fireplace, creek water) lies on river flats in the upper Matakitaki valley (east branch). ...   More ▶︎
East Matakitaki Hut

East Matakitaki Hut

beside the river and at the southern end of the flats, we found this 6-berth hut in great condition Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

An alpine park of beech forests, valleys, and glacial lakes, offering some relatively easy walking. Established in 1956. Highest point: ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes

Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes

Lake Constance in the Nelson Lakes, viewed from the Waiau Pass   More ▶︎
Maling Pass Track

Maling Pass Track

The start of the 4WD road over Maling Pass. This road is open to vehicles and bikes. Lake Tennyson is ...   More ▶︎
Upper D'Urville bivi

Upper D'Urville bivi

2 bunk no toilet just a shovel. good base for hunting welcome shelter or last stop before david saddle before ...   More ▶︎
Malings Pass, L. Guyon, Stanleyvale, Sandy Stream Circuit

Malings Pass, L. Guyon, Stanleyvale, Sandy Stream Circuit

2 day circuit with the first day in spectacular scenery on the St James cycleway with a 500m ascent of ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

above the loose scree section of the climb to Waiau Pass (looking to Lake Constance) - easier going from here Feb ...   More ▶︎
Section: Maling Pass - Moki Track

Section: Maling Pass - Moki Track

The northernmost section of the St James Cycle Trail, between Lake Tennyson and the Lake Guyon junction on the Waiau ...   More ▶︎
Maling Pass, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

Maling Pass, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

This circuit is a double-crossing of the St James Range, dropping into the deep Waiau Uwha Valley. The first day's ...   More ▶︎
Lake Constance

Lake Constance

Lake Constance, Nelson Lakes National Park. taken part way up to Waiau pass March 2003.   More ▶︎